Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot
The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad
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Meet Mike Greenberg, the popular host of ESPN Radio's Mike
and Mike in the Morning, the highest-rated drive-time sports
talk show on the dial. To his three-million-plus listeners,
Greeny is the guy who's equally as comfortable dissecting
zone defenses as he is discussing cashmere sweaters. He's
been to Super Bowls and World Series, All-Star Games and
Final Fours. He's interviewed Michael Jordan, Joe Montana,
and Wayne Gretzky. He gets paid to enthuse about sports,
which means he's the envy of most men in America.
This is the hilarious, sometimes touching, and endlessly
entertaining debut of one of America's fastest-rising
sportscasters, a wry and revealing look at one man's
good-hearted but mistake-prone attempt to grow up before his
children do. Marriage, fatherhood, manhood, fame, athletes,
crazed aunts with gambling problems, the true significance
of sports, the worst possible thing to say in a room full of
pregnant women´┐Żno topic is beyond his reach. But don't take
our word on it, read what Greeny has to say about:
* Dating: "People who reminisce fondly about dating are
blocking out all the disasters and focusing only on the few
great nights. If that is all you choose to remember, fine.
But be aware that no experience is without good moments. I'm
sure during the sacking of Rome there were a few decent
nights; maybe they put on a play."
* Life on the road:
"Wife + television = no sleep."
"No wife + no television = no sleep."
"Wife + no television = sleep."
"No wife + television = porn."
* Keeping things in perspective: "Never assume you know more
than the guy in the camouflage tux."
* And, of course, marriage: "All of us are married to women
who think we're idiots."
Whether he's talking trash on the radio or talking dirty
diapers over a fancy dinner, Greeny's determined to
reconcile two halves of a whole. So if your enthusiasm has
ever been curbed, or you're feeling remote without the
remote, or you're just wondering what exactly goes on in a
guy's brain, Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot will be a
source of comfort and unadulterated laughter.
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